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Burrillville PD makes arrests in break-ins

August 4, 2012

BURRILLVILLE — Police have made arrests related to 10 house breaks in town within the past two months.
Police have also made an arrest in the armed robbery of the 24-hour Sunoco gas station at 174 Chapel St., according to Major Lareto Guglietta.
On May 23, just after 4:40 a.m., the cashier on duty reported to police that a suspect pointed a weapon at him, demanded money and threatened to shoot him. The cashier complied and handed over $285 in cash. The suspect then fled on foot, according to Guglietta.
Following an investigation, police arrested Caleb Irving Kropman, 24, of Railroad Avenue, Harrisville.
During questioning, Kropman also admitted to breaking into six houses in Burrillville, according to Guglietta, admitting to stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry, firearms, coins, a laptop, a camera and prescription drugs. The locations of the breaks were Sherman Farm Road, Railroad Avenue, West Ironstone Road (twice), East Wallum Lake Road (twice).
Kropman has been charged with one count of robbery, 1st degree; five counts of larceny of a firearm; six counts of B&E of a dwelling/house; and six counts of larceny over $500. He was arraigned Friday morning in the 6th District Court in Providence, where he was held as a Superior Court probation violator and sent to the ACI. The investigation is ongoing, Guglietta reported.
Police have also arrested three juveniles for breaking into three homes on Sanwood Drive and one on Chum’s Boulevard, Guglietta reported. The juveniles were charged with stealing over $3,000 cash, jewelry, electronics and liquor. They have been referred to Rhode Island Family Court.

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